TOWN'S gritty midfield man sank to his knees in disappointment at the end but vowed his teammates would bounce back.

"Everyone is battling for points at this stage of the season and it was just one of those days where we came away empty-handed," said the 21-year-old battler.

"Kidderminster closed us down quite quickly and it was unusual for us to concede a goal from a set-piece. That is usually our strong suit, but a lapse in concentration allowed them to get a goal and they were up for the rest of the match, even when they were down to 10 men shortly afterwards.

"We came out looking to be positive, but the second goal early in the second half was a really bad one to concede.

"It put us on the back foot again and, even though we came back strongly towards the end, we left it too late to get something out of the game."

So why do Town play well against the top sides and slip up against the strugglers?

"It's hard to put your finger on a reason; it's just one of those things," he answered.

"We don't prepare any differently and it's certainly not through showing any lack of respect. It's just the way things have worked out."

Having escaped any further ban (he's on nine bookings) what are his targets?

"Personal targets are out of the window. I just want promotion for the team," he said.

"I've been delighted with my season, but I do want promotion to cap it all off."